Pep Guardiola Reportedly Agrees Four Year Deal To Become Juventus Manager

Pep Guardiola is set to ditch Manchester City in order to become the new Juventus manager, according to reports in Italy which say he's agreed a four year deal in Turin.

For the second season in a row Pep Guardiola has completed a record smashing season with Manchester City in the Premier League, leading many to ask if they are the best team in Premier League history.

Any team in the world would be lucky to have Guardiola and his relentless need to improve sides and win trophies.

It is the relentless nature of his management that has made it difficult for him to stick around at any one club for longer than four years and he now finds himself heading towards a fourth year with City.

So could that all be about to change?

According to reports in Italy, not for the first time, the former Barcelona manager has agreed a deal to take over at Juventus.

Radio Sportiva journalist Federico Gennarelli tweeted on Tuesday night to say that Guardiola's four year contract with the Old Lady was a 'done deal.'

It is not the first time that Pep and Juventus have been linked in recent weeks but the difference now is that the Italian's manager, Max Allegri, has confirmed that he's leaving the club.

That has led to a myriad of names being connected to the job, with Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri, Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho all being mentioned in one capacity or another.

Asked last week about a move to Turin the City boss said, "I'm not going to Juventus or to Italy. I have two more years here.

"I'm not going to move, I'm satisfied here, I'm not going anywhere. Next season I will be manager of Manchester City."

Guardiola argues that the pizzas at Rudy's can't possibly be better than the ones in Turin. Image: PA Images
Guardiola argues that the pizzas at Rudy's can't possibly be better than the ones in Turin. Image: PA Images

With City having completed the first domestic treble in men's football in England and Juventus having won Serie A for the eighth season in a row both sides main aim next season will be to win the Champions League.

The Premier League side could face a season out of Europe's elite club competition due to UEFA's investigation into them over FFP but if that did happen it would be unlikely to come into effect until the 2020/21 season.

Will Pep end up at Juventus?

Ryan Sidle

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